February 2008 meeting

Note: you must be at least 21 years old to attend AABG meetings.

The February brewers’ guild meeting will be held on February 8 at the home of Matt and René Greff. Read more about the meeting online, including an interactive map to the location, or download the newsletter, which contains information about the meeting and features the Saison and Biere de Garde beer styles.

Source for inexpensive vanilla beans

Matt Goebel writes:

The spot online where I bulk ordered the ugly, but cheaper,
vanilla beans is : http://www.comorosvanillabeans.com/specials.htm
and looks under specials for Grade B beans.

If you didn’t get a chance to taste his vanilla mead (18 beans in 1 gallon!) at the January 08 meeting, you missed an amazing flavor experience. It was flavored intensely of vanilla but not overwhelmingly so.

Which meeting maps do you use?

Recently, Steve Darnell, our stalwart newsletter editor, asked me whether he should continue to create maps for the web site, or whether we should just use the Google map. Clearly, there’s some work involved in making the map that is published in the newsletter, and in a slightly different form, online.

I didn’t know how to answer his question, and I probably shouldn’t answer it on your behalf. So, I’m asking you: Which map(s) do you find useful?

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